Internal scholarship applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 31st, annually

External funding applicants
23:59 CEST (UTC/GMT +2)
August 1st, annually


Dr. Silke Tönsjost
Max Voit


Funding your studies

There are two ways in which applicants can fund their studies. The first is through the BIGS-DR internal scholarship. This internal scholarship is funded through the Development-Related Postgraduate Course program (EPOS) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The deadline for internal scholarship applicants is August 31st annually.

Internal scholarship


The second way applicants can fund their studies is through external funding. External funding sources are typically institutions, foundations, organizations. Applicants also have the option to fund themselves independently. These are all considered external funding sources and are reviewed through the same application channels. BIGS-DR does not impose any deadlines for external funding applicants, but applicants who apply for external funding should inform us about deadlines by the funding institutions and other requirements that may be necessary.

More information about external funding